Witney Seibold

Media Affiliations: IGN and Critically Acclaimed

Biography: Witney Seibold began writing about films for his college newspaper, regularly taking up a lot of space with his intellectual ramblings. After college, Witney began writing for The Santa Monica Mirror, and NoHo>LA where he eventually became the film section editor. He wrote for the pop culture website Geekscape until, in 2011, he became a regular contributor to CraveOnline (now called Mandatory), where he a co-hosted “The B-Movies Podcast,” a review show. Over the years, he has worked as the head film critic for Nerdist, contributed regularly to The Village’s Voice’s genre-based counterpart The Robot’s Voice, and reviewed films for Movies.com, the pop culture feminist website Legion of Leia, and once to The Wrap. He currently contributes to IGN. Witney is the co-host of “Canceled Too Soon,” a podcast about TV shows that lasted one season or less, and the co-host of “Critically Acclaimed” a film review podcast on the Schmoes Know network. He has appeared regularly on KCRW’s “Press Play” as a film critic and on KFWB as a film pundit. He currently lives in West L.A. with his wife and adorable young son.

Favorite Films: “Eraserhead,” “Persona,” “Ikiru,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Repo Man,” “Female Trouble,” “Children of Paradise,” “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” “Slacker,” “Au Hasard Balthazar,”

First Film You Ever Saw: “Superman,” although I only recall the sequence wherein the Fortress of Solitude emerges from the ice.

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